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Master's Degree in Economics and International Management - International Relations

The study of international relations has become central to understand and manage the complexity of global social life. The landscape of international relations has expanded considerably with a number of new challenges confronting today's society. Against this backdrop, the need to properly manage risks and opportunities related to globalisation, international institutions and global political economy requires the development of advanced management skills. The Master's Degree Programme in Economics and International Management – International Relations Curriculum develops the critical skills, insight and global awareness required for a successful career in international relations, politics and law. Vital to this is the constantly increasing number of courses taught in English by leading experts with experience in international organisations and institutions such as the IFAD, NATO, the UN, and the World Bank. Students are given the chance to attend all the courses taught in English. The Programme offers a fascinating insight into core concepts related to international relations, as well as into the normative and economic issues involved. Students explore a broad range of issues, including foreign policy, international organisations and NGOs, international law and international relations. Furthermore, they are offered the opportunity to participate in the School of Political Science at no additional cost. The study of Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish as a second foreign language is also included in the Programme. Students may apply for a Double Master's Degree Programme (fully taught in English), thereby strengthening both their cultural and linguistic knowledge, core elements when pursuing international careers.

Fast facts
Academic Year: 2019-2020
Programme Length: 2 years
Access: Free
Location: Rome
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The normal requirement for admission to the Master’s degree in Economics and International Management (LM-77) is one of the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or any other equivalent international diploma or certification in any of the following degree courses: L-14, L-16, L-18, L-33, L-36, L-37, L-40 (D.M. 270/2004); or in 2, 15, 17, 19, 28, 31 (D.M. 509/1999);
  • Bachelor’s degree or any other international equivalent diploma or certification in a degree course not mentioned above, plus the acquisition of at least 50 ECTS in a specific scientific-disciplinary sector, as defined in the course guidance. To check that you meet all entry requirements, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with the full study plan of your bachelor’s degree as an attachment and all the ECTS you have been awarded in each scientific-disciplinary sector.

The Faculty of Economics offers a preparatory course in Fundamentals of Economics and Business Management, reserved for all those students without a degree in economic fields, but who meet all other entry requirements. The course will provide basic knowledge for the programme. For the academic year 209/2020 the preparatory course is expected to take place from 16 to 27 September 2019. The optional preparatory course is open to all interested students, and has no binding effect on the registration. First year classes are expected to start from Monday 30 September.

Alessandro De Nisco
Dean of the Faculty of Economics

The Master's Degree Programme in Economics and International Management – International Relations Curriculum provides students with a considerable expertise in the field of international relations, with particular emphasis on the underlying economic and political aspects. They will be able to work at an advanced level in international governmental and non-governmental organisations, multinational corporations, economic and political research centres, administrations, organisations and institutions working in the field of diplomacy, non-profit businesses, and public and private organisations whose business consists in the protection of national and international economic and political interests.

Academic Year 2019/2020

International Organisations (in English) 9
International Economy or Economics of Global Trade (in English) 9
Public Law (in English) or Competition Law and Consumer Protection 9
Management of International Organisations and NGOs (in English) 9
Accountability of International Organisations and NGOs (in English) 9
English for International Affairs (Basic Course) or English for Diplomacy (Advanced Course) 6
Economics and Governance of European Integration (in English) or Economics and History of International Relations 9
International and EU Law or European and International Trade Law (in English) 9
Data Analysis (in English) 6
International Relations and Human Rights or Intercultural Diplomacy (in English) 6
Negotiation and Project Management (in English) or HR Management 6
Electives 12
Public Communication and Campaigning Lab 3
Languages for Business Lab (to be chosen from the following: Chinese, English or Russian) 3
Internship or other Lab (see Labs) 3
Dissertation 12
Multimedia Communication and Web Design Lab 9
Public Communication and Campaigning Lab 3
Web Design Lab 3
Languages for Business Lab (to be chosen from the following: Chinese, English or Russian) 3
Creative Writing and Digital Storytelling Lab 3
EU Project Management Lab (in English) 3
Made in Italy Lab 3

The Steering Committee has the role of steering all the degree-programme activities towards relations with local territory, institutions, mass media, the world of work, production systems and civil society, pursuant to article 11 of the Ministerial Decree No. 270 of 22 October 2004 and to MIUR Circular No. 416 of 01/12/2005.Current external members of the Steering Committee of the Faculty of Economics:

  • Mario Civetta, Chairman of the Order of Chartered Accountants and commercial experts in Rome;
  • Daniela Conte, President of Giovani nel Mondo Association;
  • Salvatore Rebecchini, President of SIMEST.